Sustainable Health with Dr. Susan Roberts

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      Healthy Detox at Home

Susan Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L, has spent four decades working as an occupational therapy clinician, treating people of all ages from infants to octogenarians; working with people who have sustained catastrophic accidents and devastating chronic disease. Occupational therapists help people develop habits that transform their lives. Habits so small they sometimes get overlooked by others. Occupational therapists define occupation more broadly than most people. It includes any and all activities including the five occupations that form the framework of her book on Sustainable Health – playing, sleeping, eating, working, and loving.

Although firmly grounded in conventional Western medicine, when some patients began telling her of their experiences with traditional folk healers she saw similarities with occupational therapy. Not only did traditional healers focus on seemingly mundane details, like getting dressed or cooking a meal, but they used very sensory-dense treatments that sounded much like sensory integration, an innovative neurological approach focused on changing the entire nervous system through movement, touch, vision, hearing, smell, and taste. An approach that often produced amazing results with children who had learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism.

​It seemed like traditional healers had been using neuro-sensory techniques for millennia and Susan wanted to take a closer look. In those days before integrative, functional, or holistic medicine became popular, Harvard Divinity School provided an opportunity to explore these ideas. Over the years these first inklings of another path to healing included embracing new ideas from physics and a whole new field called psychoneuroimmunology. Cutting edge studies from these and other fields support this notion of our phenomenal ability to grow and recover from unimaginable traumas and dysfunction. It often seems that our science has finally caught up to truths traditional healers have known forever. Their low tech approach to healing has always made it sustainable, relying more on energetic practices than material goods. ​

Susan’s spiritual practice began in a world filled with magic and wonder, on land her great grandfather purchased in Maine during the early years of the twentieth century. She learned from her elders that all plants had fairies living within them and that picking these plants destroyed the fairies’ homes. Susan grew up taking care not to get caught willfully damaging plants, and searching for the fairies that lived within them and the streams, lakes, rocks, and other special places.

Susan encountered her first “healing compass” of natural elements in Starhawk’s The Spiral Dance, recognizing similar compass configurations in the work of Southwestern artists and their commonalities with traditional healers’ “medicine wheels.” Her theological journey through Harvard Divinity School provided additional spiritual literacy and an academic perspective on “how” medicine wheels get constructed and used. The “why” ran deeper, requiring an intuitive, mystical, connection with a conscious universe. While at Harvard Susan developed a bead meditation for women, weaving together ideas from neurophysiology, feminist theology, and ritual.

More recently her studies have taken her to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The Dragon’s Way practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Studying Five Element Theory as part of her Dragon’s Way instructor training provided the key that linked together all of her previous work and gave birth to the Healing Compass and her book on Sustainable Health. Susan currently designs rituals that help people navigate transitions in health, work, and relationships.

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Resilience During a Time of Trauma with Dr. Brinell Anderson
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      Resilience During a Time of Trauma

Dr. Brinell Anderson is an African-centered, psychoanalytically-informed clinical psychologist. She is available for speaking engagements & workshops on mental health and wellness with a unique emphasis on issues affecting the Black community.

https://www.belovedblackness.com

Healthy Detox at Home
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Dr. Thomas O’Bryan  DC, CCN, DACBN

When it comes to getting healthy, Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s goal for you is “Making It Easy To Do the Right Thing”. As an internationally recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases, Dr. Tom’s audiences discover that it is through a clear understanding of how you got to where you are, that you and your Dr. can figure out what it will take to get you we

In November 2016, Dr. O’Bryan released Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You, an investigation into why our immune system, designed to protect us, begins attacking our own tissue (autoimmunity). Currently, over 500,000 people worldwide have watched the Docuseries. www.betrayaldocumentary.com

Dr. O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and teaches that recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response is the map to the highway towards better health. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases.

He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com.

His 2016 ground-breaking book, winner of the National Book Award and ranked #1 in several categories on Amazon.com, ‘The Autoimmune Fix’ outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives the tools to identify our dis-ease process years before the symptoms are obvious and how to turn your health around, one step at a time.

 

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Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist, author and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction. She received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City.

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Judith Finlayson is a bestselling author who has written books on a variety of subjects from personal well-being and women’s history to food and nutrition.  A former national newspaper columnist for The Globe and Mail, a magazine journalist and a board member of various organizations focusing on legal, medical and women’s issues, she is also the author of over a dozen cookbooks. Judith lives in Toronto.

http://judithfinlayson.com/

Strengthening Immunity for Next Wave of COVID-19
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      Strengthening Immunity for Next Wave of COVID-19

Christine Horner, MD, FACS, is a nationally known surgeon, author and professional speaker and holds two board certifications: the National Board of Surgery and the National Board of Plastic Surgery.

Horner was recognized as a leader in her field shortly after starting her plastic and reconstructive surgery practice because she successfully ran a national campaign to pass laws requiring insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Her five-year crusade with the Breast Reconstruction Advocacy Project (BRA Project) led to the passage of a federal law that was signed by President Bill Clinton on Oct. 21, 1998. The law was unprecedented because it was the first law Congress passed requiring insurance companies to pay for a specific surgical procedure.

Horner is the award-winning author of, “Waking The Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer,” (3rd Edition/2013/Basic Health) and is one of the country’s leading authorities on breast cancer prevention. Her most recent book, “Radiant Health, Ageless Beauty” (Elgea Publishing, 2016), won the 2017 Elit Award for Best Book in Health, Medicine and Nutrition and is a 30-day program to discover your own extraordinary health, beauty and longevity.

https://drchristinehorner.com/

Healing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
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      Healing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

Denise is a national diabetes reversal and holistic lifestyle coach, speaker, and author of The Virgin Diabetic: Reverse the Effects of Type 2 Diabetes, Reduce Medication, and Improve Your Glucose Levels, Second Edition. Like millions of Americans, she was burdened with type 2 diabetes, prescribed a handful of medications, four daily insulin shots, and endless trips to the doctors. After hearing from the medical community there was no hope to stop the insanity, Denise realized she needed a new course to regain her health naturally. Denise restored her health through holistic lifestyle changes. No more medication – no more insulin injections – no worry of drug side effects.

Denise is certified in Holistic Nutrition and Homeopathy. A Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Denise spent a decade in the laboratory industry. After she received her diabetes diagnosis, she created her blueprint to reverse the deadly effects of diabetes paving the way for diabetics to truly learn how to reduce or eliminate medication and insulin while improving their glucose levels.

Denise’s journey started in Chicago until she and her husband, Larry, found their paradise in Naples, Florida. Denise and Larry love to walk on the beach, golf, and enjoy all that Naples has to offer.

Denise is co-Chair for Blue Zones Project® Retail Food Committee—Southwest Florida, member of the American Nutrition Association, National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club.

https://reversemydiabetes.net/

mental health help during the covid-19 pandemic
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      Mental Health Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D. is founder and president of Potomac Psychiatry. He specializes in helping patients with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, life adjustment issues, and bipolar disorder, and frequently lectures on many aspects of psychiatry and psychotherapy, including the use of genetic testing in diagnosing and treating emotional distress; medication adherence, where he is recognized as an expert; and on the neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury. He is also the author of the recently published book, Becoming Whole: A Healing Companion to Ease Emotional Pain and Find Self-Love. Dr. Kehr received training in psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, where he also completed his training psychoanalysis; and continued his psychoanalytic training in the Washington, D.C. area. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by an MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

https://www.potomacpsychiatry.com/bruce_a_kehr

Moving Beyond Trauma
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      Moving Beyond Trauma

Ilene Smith is the author of Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality. She is a certified professional coach and Somatic Experiencing practitioner who is passionate about helping others explore life with curiosity and exuberance. Her research into Somatic Experiencing and eating disorders has contributed to the importance of Somatic Experiencing and body-based therapies in recovery. Ilene has also worked extensively with patients suffering from addiction. With master’s degrees in exercise physiology and mental health counseling, Ilene blends talking, touch work, and movement to create synergy between a client’s body and mind. In addition to her private practice, Ilene has developed a series of trauma healing workshops and lectures, which she hosts worldwide. She lives in Arizona.

For more information, please visit http://ilenesmith.com/ and follow Ilene on Facebook and Instagram

Coronavirus Stress: 10 Ways to Avoid Adrenal Burnout
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      Coronavirus Stress: 10 Ways to Avoid Adrenal Burnout

Dr. Michael S. Evangel, Chiropractic Physician, is the owner of the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Ramsey, NJ. For over 30 years, his mission is to provide state of the art, high-quality care to people of all ages.

His practice specializes in treating a variety of conditions, from clinical nutrition to chronic low back and neck pain to rehabilitation following an accident or injury. They also provide information about improving your diet, what supplements to take, avoiding toxins, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health.

http://www.drevangel.com/

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